Apple bran muffins with streusel topping

Apple bran muffins with streusel topping


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About this recipe: The secret to these moist apple muffins is cream cheese. A cinnamon streusel topping makes them taste even better.

TheBritishBaker Illinois, United States

Makes: 12 muffins

  • For the apple bran muffins:
  • 75g cream cheese, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 120ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 125g peeled, diced Granny Smith apples
  • 30g bran flakes cereal
  • For streusel topping
  • 60g brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:5min cooling  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Lightly grease a muffin tin or line with paper bun cases.
  2. Cream together cream cheese, sugar and 4 tablespoons butter. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until completely incorporated. Add milk, lemon juice and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  3. Combine 225g flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; stir into cream cheese mixture until just moistened. Fold in apples and bran flakes. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
  4. To make streusel topping: rub together brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons flour. Sprinkle on top of muffins.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, the remove to a wire cooling rack.

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